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Inside the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower

After 18 months of construction, Baptist Health will welcome patients to the new $200-million, 11-story facility in December, expanding services offered by Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital. Boasting 338,000 square feet of space, the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower features state-of-art surgical suites with intra-operative CT and MRI imaging capabilities, one of the first of its kind in North America. The 167 patient beds are all in private rooms, with more than 300 square feet to allow patients comforting places to heal with their families. Here is a behind the scenes look behind downtown Jacksonville's newest highrise.

Published November 19, 2012 in Development      13 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article


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The Adult Neurointensive Care Unit is located on the 10th floor.














The Adult Neuromedical Unit is located on the 8th floor.







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13 Comments

Noone

November 19, 2012, 06:08:47 AM
Congratulations to all involved in this positive benefit not only in Jacksonville, the Region but throughout the world. The last picture captures the opportunity that was lost by not saving what had remained of the 1300' OFWB Old Fuller Warren Bridge as a therapeutic rehabilitative piece for any medical recovery.

fsujax

November 19, 2012, 08:01:29 AM
impressive.

Steve Ducharme

November 19, 2012, 11:30:44 AM
Impressive, sensible, and (mostly) privately funded.  Compare and contrast with many government guided projects.

jaxlore

November 19, 2012, 01:18:22 PM
very nice.

coredumped

November 19, 2012, 01:45:01 PM
Impressive, sensible, and (mostly) privately funded.  Compare and contrast with many government guided projects.

And completed in only 18months:)

This is really a nice looking building, inside and out.

CityLife

November 19, 2012, 01:55:30 PM
Impressive, sensible, and (mostly) privately funded.  Compare and contrast with many government guided projects.

Of note. Baptist is a non-profit.

tufsu1

November 19, 2012, 02:06:46 PM
Impressive, sensible, and (mostly) privately funded.  Compare and contrast with many government guided projects.

Of note. Baptist is a non-profit.

the new Shands at UF Cancer Hospital is pretty nice too (with bias, I would argue better)....and they walk a thin line between being private/non-profit (Sahnds) and public (UF)

spuwho

November 19, 2012, 08:35:50 PM
"state-of-art surgical suites with intra-operative CT and MRI imaging capabilities, one of the first of its kind in North America."

This is a great thing for health care in Jacksonville, but I think Mayo Jacksonville had intra-operative radiology when their new facility opened in 2008. State of the art, yes...first of its kind in the NA, not so sure.

Between Shands, Baptist and Mayo, the First Coast is one of the best served areas in health care.

Timkin

November 19, 2012, 11:03:50 PM
Great Pictorial and awesome addition to Baptist.  The Weavers are just fantastic people :)

cheeks

March 02, 2013, 11:29:59 AM
it's so pretty inside! fantastic building!
i have a family member in that building right now, and the rooms are incredible. huge "natural light" windows with awesome views of the city.

hansbronson

March 02, 2013, 03:20:47 PM
Is the purpose of the vehical sitting on top of the crosswalk to clean the windows of the crosswalk.

Ethylene

March 04, 2013, 01:47:51 PM
I recently had the unexpected "pleasure" of a two night stay here in Weaver Tower! From an aesthetic design standpoint, it is as fantastic as it appears in the pictures! I am completely spoiled but fortunately now recovered and 100% healthy!  ;)

stephendare

March 04, 2013, 01:57:01 PM
I recently had the unexpected "pleasure" of a two night stay here in Weaver Tower! From an aesthetic design standpoint, it is as fantastic as it appears in the pictures! I am completely spoiled but fortunately now recovered and 100% healthy!  ;)

I always feel spoiled during hospital stays.  More fresh linen than you can reasonably expect, lots of time to actually sleep, someone to bring you ice water when needed, and teams of people who simply cannot get enough of the otherwise mindnumbing details of your various complaints.

Its like a little bit of heaven here on earth.  A guilty pleasure.
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